Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 22, November 20, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 463rd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,903 other readers, because you’ve signed up for it at the Adventure Cycling Association website. We want to inspire you to dream and to live your own bicycle adventures.  
“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.”
Rollo May
Welcome to the Club, Russ
Russ Mantle is the newest member of the Million Mile Club after averaging 14,700 miles a year since 1952. (Don’t worry, we’re sending a team to audit his riding logs and check his cyclometer’s calibration.) 
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Half-Price Cycling Inspiration 
Take advantage of Adventure Cycling’s half-price Holiday Gift program: when you join or renew your membership, you can give as many gift memberships as you want for as little as $22.50 each. Join at the Patron level ($65) or higher, and we’ll also send you the gorgeous 2020 Adventure Cycling calendar. 
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From One Great Lake to Another
Seventy cyclists take on the new Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Route 1, from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. 
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Sweating for Art
Just when we thought every possible medium has been fully explored for art, we now have … sweat. 
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Bike Travel Awards for Young Adults
The Greg Siple Award is for 18- to 30-year-olds seeking the tools for a lifetime of adventure. In exchange for the award — which includes an Adventure Cycling educational course and the right gear to get on the road — winners perform an outreach project to promote bicycle travel in underrepresented communities. Applications are due December 31. 
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‘Free, Untrammeled Womanhood’
The long-overdue obituary of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to cycle around the world (including liberal use of trains and steamships). 
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Grants for Tools
Now in its fifth year, the Park Tool Community Tool Grants award 10 nonprofits with bicycle tools and repair stands to help them continue to make a difference in their communities.
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More ‘Free, Untrammeled Womanhood’
Just in case you were still wondering how the bicycle changed the world for women. 
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Return to South Bend
After four years on the road, 28-year-old Mike Dits has come home. 
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Richness Comes with Struggle
Exploring Bolivia on two wheels. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in the snow.

Vicarious adventures in the snow.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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